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Watch Joy Formidable Bring ‘This Ladder Is Ours’ to ‘Jimmy Fallon’

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 After showcasing Mercury Prize-nominated Brits Jessie Ware and Michael Kiwanuka earlier this week, Late Night host Jimmy Fallon welcomed Welsh power-trio Joy Formidable to the stage for a muscular run-through of “This Ladder Is Ours,” the opening track off the three-piece’s upcoming sophomore effort, Wolf’s Law. Frontwoman Ritzy Bryan leaves behind the piano balladry of the new album’s hidden title track, instead opting for full-throated pleas — “Let’s sit and talk and slow things down / Just be our old selves again finally,” she insists — set to a sped-up shoegaze surge from bassist (and real-life boyfriend) Rhydian Dafydd and drummer Matt Thomas. Bryan’s only demanding a long-overdue State of the Union discussion, but from the sound of her triumphant vocals, this couple’s second term is already off to a successful start.